Our next monthly ride, “Malibu Loop”, will take place on Sunday, November 26, 2017. We will meet at Starbucks, Malibu Country Mart, 3900 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265. Please join us starting at 9:30am for meet & greet. Please be gassed up (or charged, this spot has e-charging stations) and ready for a prompt 10 am departure. There is a Shell station at this shopping center. We will take PCH and head north to Latigo Canyon Rd, then east on Mulholland Hwy, make a stop at the Rock Store to check out other bikes and bikers. Then we will continue east on Mulholland Hwy to Old Topanga Canyon Rd south to PCH north to stop at Reel Inn Restaurant for lunch (18661 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265). Route is 41 miles, 90 minutes plus stops.
The route map is here: https://goo.gl/maps/
Oedipus has a long and proud tradition of encouraging guests to join us on our rides. We don’t want to decline any rider who chooses to attend, but we have certain minimum expectations that we insist on –basically, a fully legal rider on a road-ready bike.
If you would like to ride with us, our requirements are the same as the state of California’s: 1) valid Class CM1 license; 2) current registration on your bike; 3) at least the legal minimum of insurance.
We also request that your bike be in decent mechanical condition (good tires, no leaks, lights working, etc), and that you wear at least reasonably appropriate gear. If you or your bike have an issue that would be noticed by a cop in a traffic stop, we’ll probably notice it, too.
If you are a guest who has not ridden with us before, please review this 10-minute MSF Riding Safety Video: http://www.youtube.com/
The first five minutes are the basics on bike maintenance and ride preparation, but please be sure to view from 4:55 to the end for information on group ride procedure and etiquette. We generally follow these principles, to ensure a safe and entertaining ride for everybody.
Our rides are neither a parade nor a sprint, all riders should proceed at their own pace. We tend to split into two or three organically pace-based groups, so there is no reason or need to race to keep up, please do not do so. The ride leader will stop at all direction decision points to allow the group to re-form. Please show the same courtesy and respect to other members on the ride — and other users of the road— that you would like to receive yourself.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact me before or during the ride, or ask any Oedipus member.